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'''Brown University''' is a Private university|private Ivy League Doctoral university|research university in Providence, Rhode Island|Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as the '''College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations''', Brown is the List of Colonial Colleges|seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine List of Colonial Colleges|Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.#Bronson|Bronson (1914), p. 30. Its engineering program was established in 1847 and was the first in the Ivy League. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding master and doctoral studies in 1887.Bronson, Walter...
Image nameBrown University coat of arms.svg
Latin nameUniversitas Brunensis
Motto''In Deo Speramus'' (Latin)
MottoengIn God We Hope{{cite web|url=https://www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission/gettoknowus/factsandfigures.html|title=Brown University Admission Facts and Figures |publisher=Brown University|accessdate=October 8, 2014}}
Established1764
TypePrivate university|Private
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Endowment$3.2 billion (2016)As of October 5, 2016. {{cite web |url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/brown-university-endowment-posts-1-1-loss-in-challenging-year |title=Brown University Endowment Posts 1.1% Loss in ‘Challenging’ Year |publisher=Bloomberg |year=2016}}
PresidentChristina Paxson
ProvostRichard M. Locke{{cite web|last1=Nickel|first1=Mark|title=Locke named 13th provost of Brown University|url=https://news.brown.edu/articles/2015/06/locke|website=News from Brown |publisher=Brown University|accessdate=14 September 2015|quote=Richard M. Locke ... has been appointed provost of the University ... [starting] July 1, 2015}}
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